New Zealand announced strict border restrictions after registration on Sunday Covid-19 cases in previously free zones Of coronavirus.
“We are presenting the requirement that People 17 years of age or older, not citizens of New Zealand, but in order to fly, must be fully vaccinated to enter“For the country, said Christ Hipkins, the minister in charge of the Covid-19 response.
NS national airline Air New Zealand also announced Vaccinations will be required for all international travelers until 1 February.
The country has managed to contain the virus, with only 27 deaths in its population of five million due to strict border controls and closures that have allowed pre-pandemic life to resume.
new border restrictions come when Neighboring cities of Hamilton and Raglan enter a five-day shutdown, with authorization only for essential travel due to two infections of the virus.
Auckland, 160 km away, has been closed for nearly seven weeks due to an outbreak of the contagious Delta variant, which has affected 1,320 people.
Some 2,000 people took part over the weekend to protest the shutdown in Auckland, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called “an absolute slap in the face” for those adhering to strict rules against public gatherings.
New Zealand was free of community transmission of the virus for six months, until it recorded the latest outbreak in Auckland.
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